PUP.Optional.Linkury is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a large family of browser hijackers.
Hijackers like PUP.Optional.Linkury manipulate your browser(s) to change your homepage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits the site of their choice. This is usually for the purpose of exposing the user to advertisements and bringing in ad revenue.
PUP.Optional.Linkury is adware that comes bundled with many freeware utilities.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.Linkury by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Linkury without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.
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